Ric Flair Chops Banned, R-Truth Injury Update, WWE Shop Sales Down

– WWE’s website got 11.8 million visitors for the month of May, which is the lowest in a long time. WWE shipped 393,000 DVD’s in May, which included the WrestleMania DVD. Their shop website averaged 484 orders per day for that same month, which is also a low figure for them.

– The is some truth to the recent rumors that Vince McMahon is banning “Ric Flair chops.” Sources say that the chops were actually banned after Shawn Michaels retired and before that, they were banned for everyone except for Michaels. McMahon does have a problem with the “Whooo” reactions that the chops get from fans. Yoshi Tatsu, who may not have gotten the word, did the Flair chops before RAW in Nashville this week and it got the same reaction from fans.

– As reported previously, R-Truth was pulled from the Money in the Bank match because of the recent groin injury that he suffered. The latest on R-Truth is that he will need either surgery or extensive rehab. It turns out that the injury is more serious than originally believed.